Excursions | API Study Abroad
Excursions

Highlights

  • Classes taught in French

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of French speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirements: Valid passport

Dates & Fees

SUMMER 1 2018
Jun 2, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
$5,100
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2018
Jun 2, 2018 - Jul 31, 2018
$9,380
SUMMER 2 2018
Jun 30, 2018 - Jul 31, 2018
$5,100; $5,780 (Intensive Option)

Deadlines

SUMMER 1 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
SUMMER 2 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018

Excursions

During the program, students have the opportunity to broaden their classroom education through several organized excursions, which are included in the price of the program. Overnight lodging, breakfast, entrance fees and transportation to and from the excursion locations are included. Although excursions are subject to change depending on availability, weather and other factors, students are provided with an itinerary for their program excursions prior to departure.

Summer 1

FRENCH CHÂTEAUX

Students will have the unique opportunity to explore an authentic French château and its surroundings in the Ile de France (Paris countryside)

CHAMPAGNE

This region is famous for the production of Champagne as well as its architecture. One highlight of the region is the gothic cathedral in the town of Reims. The Notre-Dame de Reims was entirely rebuilt after being bombed during World War I and is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

NORMANDY, MONT SANT-MICHEL, SAINT MALO

Capital of Lower Normandy, Caen was bombarded during the liberation of France by the Allied troops’ landing on the coast of Normandy. Today, a World War II memorial and museum explaining D-Day mark this event. Students visit Omaha Beach and then spend the afternoon and night inside the 17th century walls of Saint-Malo which is considered by many to be the most attractive channel port in France.

Summer 2

FRENCH CHÂTEAUX

Students will have the unique opportunity to explore an authentic French château and its surroundings in the Ile de France (Paris countryside)

GIVERNY AND AUVERS SUR OISE

Giverny offers visitors a treat as they visit the former residence of Claude Monet where the artist lived and worked until Once in Giverny, the visitor is at the heart of an adorable village where Claude Monet’s former residence stands. This beautiful mansion and garden where the impressionist lived and painted his famous waterlily paintings are open to your eyes and senses. The visit continues to Auvers sur Oise where Vincent Van Gogh and his brother Théo are buried. Auvers inspired Van Gogh during his short stay at the Auberge Ravoux producing 70 paintings among which Auvers’s medieval church. Daubigny, Cézanne, Pissaro, and later Vlaminkor Wickenden also stayed in this picturesque village along the Oise river.

LOIRE VALLEY

Visiting the Loire Valley palaces is like visiting 16th century Renaissance France when fortified medieval fortresses were transformed into delicate castles inspired by Italian architecture. Such is the case of le Château d’Amboise where Leonardo da Vinci was buried. Le Château de Chenonceau is where one can experience the splendor of Chambord’s white stones and its magnificent central staircase which are both dedicated to da Vinci.